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Theorizing Intervention: The Presence of Hong Kong Cinema in Asian America

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This paper addresses the disavowal of Asian American subjectivity by America popular culture and American national history, but focuses on the attempts made by Asian Americans to counter and revise the characterization of Asians as outside the American nation. In the process of intervening in the formation of the American nation that has historically excluded Asians, we must confront how Asian America is being defined. We must analyze the result of that labor. Ultimately, we must ask the question: does Asian America exist outside a racial nationalist framework in the ways in which we have tried to address the oppression of Asians in the United States?

Keywords: Asian American; Hong Kong filmmakers; Once Upon a Time in China; oppression; racial nationalist

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/ac.15.1.248_1

Publication date: 2004-03-01

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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